Last year we marked the hundred day countdown to Best of Phoenix by sharing some of our favorite food folks' "Personal Best" lists. This year we're bringing back our list of 100 Favorite Dishes. Have a suggestion for a dish you'd like us to try? Leave it in the comments section or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
53. The Oggie from Cornish Pasty Co.
With more and more Cornish Pasty locations popping up around town, you have to figure that this English pub in flavor, metalhead hipster in style joint is doing something right. While the impressive selection of draft beer available in three sizes certainly doesn't hurt, it's definitely the pasty that keeps people coming back for more.
With about 40 different options to choose from, including vegan and vegetarian choices, flavors range from Indian tikka masala to homey mac and cheese and a classic shepherd's pie. There's even a dessert pasty with apples, cinnamon, and caramel.
If you're having trouble deciding which pasty to pick, start with the original: The Oggie. Steak, potatoes, onion, and rutabaga make this pasty a very hearty experience contained within a flaky, buttery pastry crust. The red wine gravy dipping sauce adds the perfect acidic element to the dish, but the restaurant is also ready with plenty of HP brown sauce, if that's more your style. You can even get the Oggie half-baked for $6 to take home and reheat there.
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